Category Archives: Peshawar Mass Transit System

Rs. 30 billion Lahore-metro vs Rs.12 billion Air-conditioned bus service for Peshawar from June 2015

Dunya News Video report:

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to launch air conditioned bus service in Peshawar to provide speedy and comfortable travelling facilities to the commuters.

The plan of launching the new bus service in Peshawar was approved in a meeting held here on Tuesday with Chief Minister Pervez Khattak in the chair, said a handout.

The CNG bus scheme will be introduced by multinational transport company ‘Bucephalus’ under public-private partnership. The company named after famous horse of Alexander the Great will invest initially $200 million with plying a fleet of 150 mini buses on Peshawar mass transit corridor-II, from Chamkani to Hayatabad, while 50 more buses will be added to this fleet after every six months.

Besides Bucephalus chairman Guillaume Jamart and chief executive Ali Arshad Khan, the meeting was also attended by Adviser to Chief Minister Shah Mohammad Khan Wazir, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mohammad Ishfaq Khan, Transport Secretary Sardar Abbas, CM Complaint Cell chairman and head of donor coordination Dilroz Khan and other officials concerned.

The representatives of the company said that following an agreement with transport department and node of chief minister, the bus service would be launched in June next year. The meeting was told that about 800 people would get employment in the bus service including trained lady drivers.

The 32-seat automatic mini-bus having separate portions for men and women will be run on the route in two shifts from 6am to 10pm. The bus will cover the 25-kilometre journey in 50 minutes with two minutes pause on every stop. The fare can be paid in cash, through card and SMS that will facilitate the people of Peshawar to reach their destinations timely and easily.

The chief minister asked the transport department to conduct another session with the company for identification and allocation of 100-kanal land for the bus terminal comprising stands, workshops and service stations of the company as well as fixation of the fares.

He said that the people of Peshawar needed affordable transport fares. He directed all the departments concerned to take effective and result-oriented steps to streamline and facilitate smooth flow of all sort of transport including the bus service.

The chief minister said that the company was running successfully its bus service in Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, USA and Eastern European countries. He said that the service would be extended to other cities of the province.

Mr Khattak also welcomed the offer of the company to launch electric rechargeable rickshaws. He said that the rechargeable auto-rickshaws would be launched in rural areas.



Achievements of KPK Govt (Official Presentation)

A detailed KPK Govt OFFICIAL published presentation listing out the various achievements of the KPK Govt since being elected into power. Our website (kpkprogress) highlights most of the news related to these achievements grouped into various categories.

  • Significant ones:
    • 57% public satisfaction (top of the list)
    • 25 new bills (RTI, RTS, Ehtesab Bill, etc.)
    • Police reforms (online FIR with statistics, Schools of Intelligence and Investigation)
    • Record Revenue Collection of 32 billion as compared to 11 billion in the last year
    • Change from most corrupt province in 2010 to no reported corruption in 2014 (Transparency International Pakistan)
    • Child School Enrolment program resulted in 300000 new enrolments
    • Education (IMU, Hiring of 16000 new teachers)
    • Infrastructure (Peshawar Mass Transit ground breaking expected in Dec 2014)
    • 900 Trafic Wardens trained to be on roads in September 2014
    • And others (Environment, Sports, Power, Tourism, …)
  • Available here:
  • Alternate link to download: 234434087-KPK-Achievements

Rapid Bus Service in 1 year


Peshawar Rapid Mass Transit Sytem – Details and Current Status

Current Status:

Full project details available at: Peshawar Mass Transit System – Project Details

Peshawar Mass Transit System – Project Details

Complete Project Details

  • Total 6 corridors
  • Completion time: 3 years
  • Total cost: Rs. 630 billion (“About cost of the project CM assured that besides the efficient utilization of the available resources and savings due to the anti-corruption and transparency policies of the PTI-led coalition govt, additional funds would also be made available. He said our party chairman Imran Khan was also taking keen interest in this crucial project.)


  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) has assured $1m as grant for its feasibility
  • Soft loan of $7m in case of progress on it

Corridor#1 : Chamkani <—> Hayatabad (26 km)

Corridor#2 ( Chamkani, GT road, Sonehri Masjid road, Sir Syed Road and Jamrud road)

Corridor#3 : Warsak road <—> Kohat road (via Saddar, AK Afridi road)

  • Road Track
  • updates will be added here

Corridor#4 : Charsadda road <—> Bara road terminal near ring road (via Saddar)

  • Road Track
  • updates will be added here

Corridor#5 : inner city circular road and ring road (will be completed in 5 phases)

  • Road Track
  • updates will be added here

Corridor#6 : Chamkani <—> Hayatabad (same as rail track on corridor#1)

  • Road Track
  • updates will be added here





Consultants to conduct feasibility of Peshawar Sky-rail

Full project details available at: Peshawar Mass Transit System – Project Details

Highlights of meeting on Peshawar Mass Transit

Better Transport System (not MTS but for public transport)


Imran Khan Opposes Metro Bus & tell wht KPK govt will do to resolve transport issue

2.5 billion Peshawar Rapid Bus Track to function from March 2015


Using existing infrastructure to solve traffic problems in Peshawar

  • Using existing infrastructure to solve traffic problems in Peshawar
  • Will be operational for test in 2 months.



MTS Feasibility Study – Mono-Rail/Sky-Train + Bust Rapid Transit (BRT)

  • MTS = Mass Transit System
  • CDIA = Cities Development Initiative for Asia (Private Partner)
  • ADB = Asian Development Bank (Private financer)
  • MTS = Mono Rail or Sky-Train (in congested areas of the city) + Bust Rapid Transit (BRT)
  • Peter Turner (Australian feasibility study expert) started study for Peshawar MTS (October 22, 2013)
  • Peshawar MTS financed by Public-Private Partnership and donors’ initiative
  • KPK Govt allocation in 2013-14 budget = Rs500 million (Rs37.250 million will be used for feasibility study)
  • KPK Govt has purposefully delayed all new projects of road extension, flyovers, underpasses and overhead pedestrian bridges till the Detailed Engineering Design (DED) of the MTS because MTS might cut through many of these projects, which again would have to be redone hence resulting in wastage of resources and time.
  • source:
  • Same news in Daily Mashriq:

Peshawar Mass Transit Project

Read about the project here: (alternate link)


Traffic Management Plan for four cities – Peshaware, Kohat, Mardan, Abbottabad

Understanding Rapid Mass Transit Systems

  • Trains: rail-based transit systems, elevated or underground, are stratospherically expensive.
  • Subway lines, on average, cost between $100m to $250m per kilometre. The upcoming phase of Delhi Metro would cost $163m per km.
  • Assuming that it would cost $150m per km, how much would the 27-km Lahore Metrobus have cost if it were rail-based? Rs405 billion.
  • China has built 14 BRT systems since 2000 (Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou)
  • India has built 5 (Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Pune, six under construction and eight in the pipeline)
  • Jakarta ->TransJakarta which has 12 corridors, totaling 172km, served by 520 buses that carried 310,000 passengers per day in 2011.
  • Lahore Metro: Good in facilities
    • barrier-controlled
    • automated off-board fare collection
    • a service interval of less than 2 minutes in peak hours
    • a segregated right-of-way
    • modern stations with well-designed signage
    • information systems and a precision bus docking system synchronised with sliding
    • automated glass doors that give it the look and feel of a subway station.
  • Lahore Metro: Flaws
    • BRT corridors need to be part of a larger transit system with feeder services. It has also been designed ad hoc, independent of land-use patterns
    • Environmental feasibilities, a pre-requisite, were completed halfway through the construction
    • the unending stretch of iron bars does look ugly. Unfortunately, they are imperative to enforce the segregated right-of-way, and avoid accidents involving adventurous citizens crossing the passage. Once we all learn to be law-abiding, the iron bars could be replaced with low-rise kerb stones.
    • one-way fare, irrespective of distance, is Rs 40 (it is Rs.20?). While that may be high for travelling between two or three stations, an auto-rickshaw, the only other alternative in Lahore in most cases, would cost far more.